Liverpool & Tottenham Handed Boost In Pursuit Of £17m-Rated International

By on July 14, 2016

The summer transfer window is now open for business so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, more on the future of Jonas Hector….

Liverpool and Tottenham have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Jonas Hector after Cologne lowered their asking price to £17m, according to Bild via the Daily Star.

Hector has developed in to one of the best full-backs in German football since breaking in to the Cologne first team in 2013 having joined the club from SV Auersmacher three years prior.

The 26-year-old has now established himself as a regular at international level as well with the defender playing every minute for Joachim Low’s Germany side at Euro 2016 this summer before their semi-final exit to France.

The full-backs impressive form has attracted interest from the Premier League with German outlet Express reporting earlier this month that Tottenham had joined Liverpool in the race to sign Hector this summer.

It looks like the English duo have now been handed a boost as the Daily Star are citing reports from Bild that claim Cologne have now indicated they would be willing to sell Hector for £17m after lowering their asking price from a more prohibitive £25m.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is on the look out for a new left-back to compete with Alberto Moreno as the Spaniard has been widely criticised for some of his defensive performances, not least in last seasons Europa League final.

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Klopp has been looking at alternative targets in recent weeks due to Cologne’s original valuation of Hector being regarded as excessive so the Liverpool boss could now be ready to renew his interest in light of the Bundesliga club’s decision to lower their expectations.

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Mauricio Pochettino is also looking to strengthen his squad ahead of their participation in the Champions League but the Spurs boss already has two very solid left-backs on his books in Danny Rose and Ben Davies so I’d personally be surprised if that was an area the Argentinean coach was looking to strengthen this summer.

We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming weeks but I think a move to Liverpool would probably make a lot more sense than for Hector to join Spurs.

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